The Pac-12 announced its Player of the Week awards today and the Bruins brought home two more for the season.
RS junior QB Brett Hundley was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week for his fantastic performance against Arizona State.
Hundley, a junior from Chandler, Ariz., threw for four touchdowns and ran for a fifth to lead UCLA to a 62-27 win at No. 15 Arizona State last week. The four scoring passes tied Hundley's personal best and two of his scoring tosses went for 80 yards to Jordan Payton and Eldridge Massington. The touchdowns made him the first UCLA player to ever complete two passes of at least 80 yards in one game. Hundley connected on 18-of-23 attempts for 355 yards. Hundley's 427 yards of total offense were the fifth-most in school history and extended his own school record to 13 games with 300 yards of total offense. He also became the first UCLA player in school history to have three career games with 400 yards total offense, moving past Cade McNown who had two.
Junior DB Ishmael Adams won his second Pac-12 Special Teams Player of the Week Award this season. His first came against Texas in Week 3, but his performance against ASU topped even that one.
Adams, a junior from Woodland Hills, Calif., earned honors as the special teams Player of the Week for the second time this season after returning a kick 100 yards for a touchdown to push UCLA to victory over Arizona State, 62-27. It was UCLA's first kickoff return for a score since 2007 (Matthew Slater). Adams also had kick returns of 25 yards, 44 yards, and 20 yards to go along with his 100-yarder. His total of 201 kick return yards is just short of the single-game school record total of 206 (Terrance Austin, 2008). Adams also returned an interception 95 yards for a touchdown to put UCLA ahead 27-17 with two seconds remaining in the half.
After five weeks, U.CL.A. can now lay claim to 5 of the 15 PotW Honors this season. Eric Kendricks was named Defensive Player of the Week in Week 1 against Virginia (and he was nominated again this week), and Jerry Neuheisel was named Offensive Player of the Week in Week 3 against Texas.
Congratulations to Brett and Ishmael, and to all their teammates who made the honors possible.
Them Bruins is nice!